Student Activities

Student Activities

All of the following clubs and activities are open to students at Middletown High School. In some instances, such as the National Honor Society, membership is by election based on established criteria and prerequisites. If you would like to know more about any club, contact the advisor listed.

MHS Calendar of Events

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Club/Activity
Advisor: 

Description


Blue Prints

C. Darby

Connecticut's best student newspaper, according to the Hartford Courant. Blue Prints is also a Gold Medallist winner from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. This newspaper, run entirely by students, is funded by local advertisers.

It is a traditional newspaper to inform, entertain, and serve as an open forum for student/community opinion.

Tri-M Music Honor Society

S. Zak

Tri-M Music Honor Society is sponsored by the Music Educator's National Conference (MENC) and is especially meant for music students to promote worthwhile music activities, do community service, network with other schools music programs, and provide leadership training for tomorrow's music educators and performers. Students must achieve a 75 or better overall average in their classes and have an 85 or better average in music class. Students must perform a solo or small ensemble selection to be admitted in. They can also elect to write a paper on a worthwhile music topic.

Color Guard/Flag Corps

K. Wickham

The Color Guard/Flag Corp. performs with the band during halftime of home football games. Flag twirls and dance steps are choreographed to accompany the band music. No special skills are required - just a willingness to learn routines and practice twirls.

Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)*

D. Reynolds

DECA Is a student organization for 11th and 12th graders interested in areas of marketing, merchandising and management. DECA is involved with various civic organizations in the Middlesex Community. Through DECA students are also involved in various leadership and community service activities.

Drama Club

J. Kellogg

The MHS Drama Club allows opportunities for its members to act in various plays and venues, and also to experience the backstage and technical work that is the backbone of the theater. Usually, the Drama Club puts on a fall and spring production. This fall, the Drama Club worked with Mike Gosselin as music director.

Future Teachers of America

K. Hamilton

Future Teachers is an organization of student leaders.  Some may feel called to join the career field as educators, others simply enjoy children and being a leader in the community. The group meets monthly. The club's goal is to give students the skills they would need to be successful as a teacher of the future. Club members participate in volunteer opportunities, as well as education and career development workshops.  Students participate in teaching experiences throughout the district during the school year.  Students who join have the chance to meet like-minded high school students when they attend one of the yearly conferences, which are generally held on a college campus, with the state.  

FFA

R. Isaacson

M.Kingsbury 
A. Thomson
S. Russell

FFA is a national organization of students enrolled in Vocational Agriculture Education. The major emphasis is to develop leadership skills and abilities to prepare young people for leadership roles in their agricultural careers, The primary aims and purposes are leadership, citizenship, and cooperation.

Gay/Straight Alliance

T. Charles

The Gay-Straight Alliance exists to promote toleration, understanding, and acceptance of all persons. The group discusses issues in society that have arisen out of intolerance for persons with differing sexual orientations. The group invites guest speakers in hopes of advancing the goals of toleration, understanding, and acceptance. The organization also serves ASA safe place for all students to express issues and concerns.

 Dance Club

A. Hammell
K. Scalesse

In the fall the Dance Club participates with the marching band.  The dancers perform a pom routine with the marching band for the halftime show.  We compete in marching band competitions and perform at football games.  The dancers perform sideline dances to songs when the marching band plays pep songs during football games. 

During the winter Dance Team dancers audition to be in a hip hop routine or a jazz routine or both.  The dancers perform these routines at home basketball games and also attend 4-6 dance competitions as well as the state competition. 

 Judo

P. Hinkle
 

Model UN/ Debate Club

D. Lowry

The MHS Debate Club is the oldest active club at MHS.  It was founded around 1895.  We compete in formal policy debate and have an active intramural league at the school with over 40 members.  All are welcome and no experience necessary

Key Club

N. Faulkenberry

The Key Club is the largest high school service organization in the world. There are now clubs throughout the world, totaling over 206,000 members, 7,000 clubs, and 17 countries. The Key Club is devoted to the principle of service, to the advancement of individual community, and national welfare and to the strengthening of international goodwill.

Math Team

P. Simkins

MHS is a member of the Middlesex County Mathematics League at both the junior varsity and varsity levels. Each month 15 schools in the league compete at one of the area schools. At the end of the year, the top schools in the league participate at the state level. All interested students from grade 9-12 are welcome and encouraged to participate.

The Lair
Yearbook

J. Price

The Yearbook committee is responsible for the production of The Lair, Middletown High School's yearbook. The committee is made up of about 20 students, from freshmen to seniors, who spend the year raising money, collecting pictures, coming up with the layout, etc. We meet about once a week, after school, to make sure everything is completed correctly and on time. The yearbook is really the property of the students, the advisors simply act as liaison. The yearbook belongs to you, as you are the ones who will be looking at it 20 years from now! 

National Honor Society

N. Faulkenberry

The National Honor Society is an organization that promotes appropriate recognition for students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, and service.

YES, Program

L. Schwartzman

Open to grade 9 -12. Any student interested in doing community service in the community can attain a 1/2 credit toward graduation.

Robotics 
S. Faulkenberry

MHS Robotics Team competes in nationally recognized events.  Throughout the season, students integrate engineering and design with team building and collaboration skills in order to achieve at a high competitive level.

Student Council

D. Raucci

Student Council is the students governing the body of MHS. Its 64 members (16 from each class) are elected each fall. The Council sponsors the Iron Newberg scholarship given to the senior who has done the most for MHS.

Ninth Grade Committee

J. Mickiewicz

The freshmen class officers are involved in a variety of activities such as organizing pep rallies, homecoming events, and fundraisers, such as the Haunted Graveyard. The freshmen class will also offer a dance in March. The class officers share the responsibility of keeping the class informed and actively involved in school activities.

Class dues are $10.00. Cash or a check made out to Middletown High can be given to the class advisor.

Tenth Grade Committee

D. Caswell

The 10th-grade committee is open to all sophomores. The class officers run the meetings, which are held weekly. The class sponsors social/fund-raising activities.

Eleventh Grade Committee

J. Price

Th Junior Class encompasses the entire junior class. It is voluntary and students are elected to four offices. Students form committees to complete activities such as Homecoming, Junior prom, and other activities. They also provide leadership for the school and liaison between staff and undergrads.

Twelfth Grade Committee

L. Pszczolkowski

Open to all seniors, the group meets on Thursdays as needed to organize the class business. Anyone present may vote on issues regarding Senior Ball, Senior Gift, etc. In addition to planning class activities, the group explores school policy regarding seniors and presents proposals to the administration when appropriate.

And Sometimes Y

D. Frankel

A creative art club for writers, artists, and thinkers. The club meets weekly to workshop student creative works-in-progress, as well as to administer MHS creative arts website/online magazine. Students gather to brainstorm and share ideas about poetry, fiction, and art.